By Stephen Kalema
Police has announced a reward of Shs20m for anybody who can positively identify a man who is suspected of sending threatening messages to investors, demanding payments of about $40,000.
Police has since released a photograph of the main suspect in this investigation.
According to security agencies the suspect is thought to be among the criminal group calling themselves “People’s agency” which was circulating threatening letters/messages to the business community with the view of extorting money from them especially in Kampala Metropolitan Areas.
Patrick Onyango, deputy spokesman police said; “The letters carry intimidating messages demanding for payment of money in foreign currencies ranging from USD 30,000 to USD 45,000 which was supposed to be paid within three months as contribution towards the activities of the criminal gang and the payment made was by bit coin.”
Onyango added, “Investigations into this matter is still on ongoing, however, we would like to appeal to the general public to positively identify for us the criminal in this photograph as he is the man behind the threatening letters to the business community.”
“Police appeals to whoever has any information which may lead to his arrest and prosecution to pass it in confidence to the nearest Police Station or ring telephone numbers 0712827702, 0702436325, 0702415982, 0715411689,” said Onyango.